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EU project makes first solar kerosene
Solar keroseneApril 29, 2014 ET
An EU-funded research project called SOLAR-JET has produced the world's first "solar" jet fuel from water and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Italy to build Expo 2015 pavilion with biodynamic cement
Biodynamic cementApril 28, 2014 ET
Biodynamic cement for Palazzo Italia, this is the innovative solution developed by Italcementi for the construction of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2015.
Chinese company 3D prints buildings
China 3D houseApril 26, 2014 ET
Chinese company Yingchuang New Materials has produced 10 3D-printed buildings in 24 hours, using a custom-built machine that outputs layers of construction waste mixed with cement.
Search is on to find Emirati astronaut
Virgin GalacticApril 25, 2014 ET
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic project is offering a $250,000 ticket for a seat aboard the world's first commercial spacecraft.
Navy plans to test electromagnetic railgun at sea
Electromagnetic railgunApril 24, 2014 ET
The U.S. Navy is preparing new tests for a futuristic weapon: an electromagnetic railgun that could fire shots at seven times the speed of sound.
U.S. food insecurity reaching every county
U.S. food insecurityApril 23, 2014 ET
Feeding America released Map the Meal Gap 2014, a detailed analysis of food insecurity for every county in the US. It is the only study available that provides county–level estimates of food insecurity in the United States.
New design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms
Floating nuclear plantsApril 22, 2014 ET
When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination.
Mobile devices will recognize your tapping style
Mobile phoneApril 18, 2014 ET
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new security system called LatentGesture that actively monitors how you tap and swipe on your smartphone screen or tablet and identifies you based on that.
Researchers design trees easier to break down for paper production
Tree paperApril 17, 2014 ET
Scientists said hey have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a key advance that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
TripAdvisor names world's top destinations
IstanbulApril 15, 2014 ET
TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations. Six of the top 25 world spots are from Asia and four Asian cities saw a climb of at least 10 places in the world top 25 list year-over-year.
Experimental hepatitis drug cures 95% patients
HepatitisApril 14, 2014 ET
German and U.S. research team has announced 95 percent success rate for an experimental drug for treatment of Hepatitis C. The drug has been found effective even in patients who failed to respond to earlier treatment.
China plans world's largest duty-free shop
Hainan duty free shopApril 10, 2014 ET
South China's tourist island province of Hainan is to build the world's largest duty free shop (DFS), provincial authorities announced. Offshore duty-free shopping in Hainan's two DFS stores in 2013 hit $530.6 million.
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